Joint Endeavours – The Future of Craft

13.05.2022, 12:00 pm

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12:00 pm

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Alicia Rowbotham, Hannah Refaat, Kamilah Ahmed


Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf Barge House St London SE1 9PH

Event description

Four leading makers explore creative collaborations in craft, fashion and interiors.

Many creative projects bring in independent craftspeople to realise specific aspects of the vision. These joint endeavours bring extraordinary levels of skill, creativity and reputational value to high-spec architecture, interior design and couture fashion.  In the right partnerships, they enhance and elevate the final results to world class levels.

In this presentation, panellists will share examples of their involvement with other designers and projects – and share best practice tips for collaboration. We’ll also hear about their ambitions to expand this further with dream projects and clients.

Hannah Refaat
Hannah is a British-Egyptian textile designer and Royal College of Art graduate.  Hannah runs her made-to-order accessories brand and works as a freelance embroidery designer with the likes of Alexander McQueen and offers a bespoke service for private clients.
Hannah Galvin-Horne
Hannah creates unique leather artwork and surface decoration. With a degree in Fine Art Paining and a qualification in Leather Technology, she draws upon bookbinding techniques, modern tanning and industrial finishing methods to create her unique work.
Kamilah Ahmed
Drawing inspiration from inherited traditional textile disciplines such as the art of Jamdani weaving Kamilah reimagines the potential of hand making techniques through digital embroidery to create fresh and elaborate finishes.
Alicia Rowbotham
Alicia Rowbotham is multidisciplinary textile designer, researcher and artist based in London with a focus on artisanal luxury textiles and objects for contemporary interiors. Alicia combines the techniques of traditional textile methods such as hand weaving, passementerie and embroidery as well as leather and contemporary metal work.

Discussion chaired by Fabienne O’Neill, Head of Operations at Cockpit

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